The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David W. Maurer, Luc Sante (Foreword by)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.3 MB
Overview: The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.”
“Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated-of thousands upon thousands of dollars.
The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Crime
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Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy by Don Gabor (Author/Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 82 mb
Overview: If 75 percent of all adults consider themselves to be shy in one or more social or business situations, this is the book that can help. Gabor shares techniques he has used in conversation workshops since 1980. The examples and exercises are intended to help victims of shyness build confidence while overcoming nervousness and fear of rejection or even potential hostility. The book is divided into three useful sections. Part one, "Kicking the Shyness Habit," explains how to change the way one talks to oneself, share interests, and display a sense of humor. Part two, "Speaking in Social Situations," discusses small talk, mingling at parties, hosting a get-together, making toasts, developing phone relationships, and avoiding "toxic conversations." Part three, "Speaking in Business Situations," suggests how to survive interviews, give a speech, negotiate, network, conduct meetings, and deal with difficult clients. It even recommends ways to make new business contacts on airplanes. This is a straightforward, practical guide for people who wants to learn to flex their communication muscles. Patricia Hassler
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Fearless Social Confidence: Strategies to Conquer Insecurity Eliminate Anxiety and Handle Any Situation [Audiobook]
Fearless Social Confidence: Strategies to Conquer Insecurity, Eliminate Anxiety, and Handle Any Situation – How to Live and Speak Freely by Patrick King
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 71.8 MB
Overview: Do you freeze up and avoid people because it feels like they are judging and rejecting you? Is being self-conscious preventing you from living your life?
The power of social confidence: it lets you see a world of possibility and potential versus a world of stressful anxiety and constant fear of failure. Fearless Social Confidence gives you more than victory over shyness – it gives you social invincibility and forever eliminates the feeling that you’re just not good enough.
Feel comfortable anywhere and with anyone.
Fearless Social Confidence is a unique book that takes a deeper look into social confidence: what causes it, what drains it, and most importantly – what you can do about it in any situation. It recognizes how confidence is built, and takes you step by step through the process. You’ll walk away knowing exactly what to do to help yourself; this isn’t a book of endless analyses that help no one.
Social confidence is the number one step to any sort of self-improvement. Why listen to me? I’m a social skills and conversation coach and program designer and I’ve sold over 200,000 books on the matter!
Clinical psychologist and the US’s leading social confidence authority Dr. Aziz Gazipura lends his thoughts in an insightful foreword.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Confidence Guru: Discover a Confident You! by Anne Millne-Riley
Requirements: EPUB Reader 0.28 MB
Overview: Confidence and self-esteem are the most influential elements in achieving success in your life, whether that means getting the career you want or finding love and happiness. When we are confident, we can enjoy a challenge, accept praise as a gift, talk openly to others, and show the world what we have to offer!
This practical and engaging book shares the proven techniques and strategies of leading Confidence Coach, Anne Millne-Riley. Learn to banish limiting beliefs, become empowered and achieve success using your unique skills and talents. Learn to ‘sell yourself’ in interviews, find a partner, enjoy social situations, start your own business, speak in public, feel better about yourself. Whatever your goal, with Confidence Guru, you can achieve it!
Genre: Non-Fiction – Health, Fitness & Medical , Self-help
Pattern Fitting With Confidence by Nancy Zieman
Requirements: .PDF reader, 9.07 MB
Overview: Nancy Zieman’s pattern fitting approach is easy – no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching-just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive.
Once you learn Nancy’s techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Tailoring > Dress-Making
College Confidence with ADD: The Ultimate Success Manual for ADD Students, from Applying to Academics, Preparation to Social Success, and Everything Else You Need to Know by Michael Sandler
Requirements: .PDF reader, 8.6 Mb
Overview: Everything You Need to Know to Find Success in College and Beyond
While college is a challenge for any student, the increased workload, complexity, freedom and competing demands make it particularly daunting for those students with Attention Deficit Disorder. But you need not be overwhelmed and you can succeed!
College Confidence with ADD will help you turn obstacles into opportunities and overcome social, academic, financial, and personal challenges both in and out of the classroom. Whether your goal is to get into the school of your choice, improve your grades, survive the experience, gain guidance and direction, or springboard into the future of your dreams, this comprehensive and essential guide will help you succeed.
Some of the many areas covered include:
-Choosing and applying to colleges
-Getting the accommodations you need
-Financial aid, scholarships and starting school
-Staying out of trouble, negotiating peer-pressure, and managing freedom
-Note-taking, studying and test-taking strategies
-Routine-building, prioritizing, and juggling competing demands
-Getting healthy, gaining focus, and finding your inner strength
-Overcoming depression, anxiety and fear
-Sports, social skills and establishing greater confidence
-Choosing majors, life direction, graduate school and future employment
Set yourself up for success from day one with College Confidence with ADD!
Michael Sandler is founder of The Creative Learning Institute and a practicing national ADD coach, author, and public speaker. He is a regular columnist for the national ADD magazine, ADDitude, and is a featured speaker at national ADD conventions. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Career Confidence Instruction Manual by Peggy McKee & Shannon Harrison
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1MB
Overview: Are you being held back by a lack of confidence? Do you feel like an imposter? Are you afraid to go after jobs or promotions? Do you believe that your ideas aren’t good enough or that you’re lacking in some way? That lack of confidence is the only thing standing between you and the success you want.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General